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Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wintersemester 2016/2017

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physics611 Particle Physics
Tu 12-14, Th 12-14, HS, IAP
The lecture times will be synchronized with those of physics618 on October, 20th 2016
  Instructor(s): I. Brock
  Prerequisites: BSc Vorlesung physik511 Physik V (Kerne und Teilchen)
  Contents: • Introduction: overview, notations

• Basics: kinematics, Lorentz systems, colliders and fixed target experiments

• Scattering processes: cross section and lifetime, Fermi's golden rule, phase space, 2- and 3-body
decays, Mandelstam variables

• Dirac equation, spin and helicity, QED

• Interactions and fields

• e+e- annihilation

• Lepton-p scattering and the quark model

• Symmetries and conservation laws

• Strong interaction and QCD

• Weak interaction

• Electroweak unification and Standard Model tests

• The Higgs Boson
  Literature: The lecture does not follow a particular book but larger parts will be close to the new book by

M. Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press

Further useful books are:

Halzen, Martin Quarks and Leptons
D. Perkins Introduction to High Energy Physics
C. Berger Elementarteilchenphysik
D. Griffith Introduction to Elementary Particles
P. Schmüser Feynman-Graphen und Eichtheorien für Experimentalphysiker
  Comments: This lecture is recommended as the first course for master students interested in (experimental) particle
physics618 Physics of Particle Detectors
Th 14-16, Fr 13-15, HS, HISKP
The lecture times will be synchronized with those of physics611 on October, 20th 2016
  Instructor(s): N. Wermes
  Prerequisites: - electrodynamics
- basics of quantum mechanics
- elementary knowledge of particle and nuclear physics useful
  Contents: 1. Introduction

2. Sources of Ionizing Radiation

3. Energy Loss of Charged Particles in Matter

4. Ionization Detectors

5. Position Measurement

6. Momentum Measurement

7. Signal Processing and Acquisition

8. Interaction of Photons with Matter

9. Scintillation Detectors

10. Photon Detection

11. Particle Identification

12. Calorimetry

13. Detector Systems
  Literature: H. Kolanoski, N. Wermes; Teilchendetektoren - Grundlagen und Anwendungen" (2016)
English Edition will appear early 2018.

other Literature

K. Kleinknecht; Detectors for Particle Radiation (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 1998)

W.R. Leo; Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 1994)

C. Grupen, B. Shwartz; Particle Detectors (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Band 26, 2nd ed., 2008)

C. Leroy, P.-G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection (World Scientific, Singapore, 3rd ed., 2012)

W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008)

H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  Comments: The course is extended from 3 to 4 hours to be able to cover the content
of my book
"Teilchendetektoren - Grundlagen und Anwendungen"
"Particle Detectors - from fundamentals to applications"
in some larger detail.

In order to allow participation also to students attending the course "particle physics", the times of both lectures "Particle Physics" and "Physics of Particle Detectors" will be adjusted in the first week of the semester.

The lecture covers the in-depth study of the physics processes relevant for modern particle detectors, used e.g. in large-scale experiments at CERN, in smaller scale setups in the laboratory, and in astrophysics or medical applications. The general concepts of different detector types such as trackers, calorimeters or devices used for particle identification are introduced. Basics of detector readout techniques and the acquisition of large amount of data are discussed. This course is relevant for students who whish to major in experimental high energy physics, hadron physics or astro particle physics. It is also useful for students interested in medical imaging detectors.

The lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial and laboratory visits.
physics614 Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics
Tu 10-12, Th 8-10, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): F. Vewinger
  Prerequisites: Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Mechanics
  Contents: - Propagation of Laser Beams, Resonators
- Atom Light Interaction
- Principles of Lasers, Laser Systems
- Properties of Laser Light
- Applications of Lasers
- Frequency Doubling, Sum and Difference Frequency Generation
- Parametric Processes, Four Wave Mixing
  Literature: - P. Miloni, J. Eberly; Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988)
- D. Meschede; Optik, Licht und Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)
- F. K. Kneubühl; Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)
- J. Eichler, H.J. Eichler; Laser (Springer, Heidelberg, 2003)
- R. Boyd; Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, Boston, 2003)
- Y.-R. Shen; The principles of nonlinear optics (Wiley, New York, 1984)

  Comments: The Lecture is suitable for BSc Students beginning with the 5. Semester and for Master-Students.
physics620 Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Tu 14-16, We 14-16, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): F. Vewinger
  Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics
Atomic Physics
  Contents: Part 1: Atomic and optical physics (Matter and light)
Introduction, overview of the course
Reminder of basic atomic structure (including relativistic corrections)
Atoms in external fields
Interaction of light and matter: electric dipole transitions, selection rules;
Magnetic resonance; Ramsey interferometry, atomic clocks,
Dissipative light-matter interaction
Light forces, optical potentials, Laser cooling
Quantisation of light, cavity-QED

Part 2: Quantum information processing
Basic ideas: qubits, gates
Entanglement and quantum algorithms
Ion traps

Part 3: Molecular Physics
Basic molecules: Hydrogen Molecule;
Molecular potentials, bound states, collisions
Feshbach resonances

Part 4: Quantum gases
Evaporative cooling
Bose-Einstein Condensation;
Fundamentals of many-body physics,
Optical lattices
Ultracold Fermi gases
  Literature: C. Foot, "Atomic Physics"
C. Pethick/H. Smith, "Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases"
L. Pitaevskii/S. Stringari, "Bose-Einstein condensation"
L. Nielsen/I. Chuang "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information"
physics615 Theoretical Particle Physics
Mo 16-18, Tu 16, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): H.-P. Nilles
  Prerequisites: Relativistic quantum mechanics.
Introductory courses in particle physics and quantum field theory are helpful, but not essential.
Basics of Group Theory
  Contents: Classical field theory,
Gauge theories for QED and QCD,
Higgs mechanism,
Standard model of strong and electroweak interactions,
Grand unification,
Nonperturbative aspects of the standard model
Physics beyond the standard model
  Literature: Cheng and Li, Gauge theories of elementary particle physics
Halzen and Martin: Quarks and Leptons
Peskin and Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields I + II
  Comments: The course (both lectures and tutorials) are in English.
A condition for participation in the final exam is that 50% of the homework of this class have been solved (not necessarily entirely correctly).

The first lecture will take place on Monday, October 17th
physics616  Theoretical Hadron Physics
We 14-17, SR I, HISKP
  Instructor(s): T. Luu, A. Wirzba
  Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Quantum Theory

  1. Introduction: brief overview of particle physics

  2. Symmetries and Quarks: hadron spectra and interactions, hadron masses, light and heavy quarks, simple quark model,...

  3. Hadron Structure: form factors and structure functions, unitarity and analyticity, vector meson dominance, dispersion relations,...

  4. Introduction to QCD: QCD Lagrangian, asymptotic freedom,...

  5. Chiral symmetry: spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone theorem, hadron interactions at low energies,...


  • F. Halzen, A.D. Martin; Quarks and Leptons (Wiley 1984)

  • D.H. Perkins; Introduction to High Energy Physics (Addison-Wesley 1987)

  • J.F. Donoghue et al.; Dynamics of the Standard Model, 2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press 2014)

  • A.W. Thomas, W. Weise; The Structure of the Nucleon (Wiley-VCH 2001)

  • M.E. Peskin, D.V. Schroeder; An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Westview Press 1995)

  Comments: A basic knowledge of Quantum Field Theory is useful.
physics617 Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
We 12, Th 10-12, HS, HISKP
  Instructor(s): C. Kollath
  Prerequisites: Theoretical Physics I-IV
  Contents: This lecture gives an introduction to the theoretical description of the electronic properties of materials. The focus lies on the discussion of the fascinating collective quantum phenomena induced by the interaction between many particles as for example superconductivity and magnetic ordering.

Structure of solids
Electrons in a lattice, Bloch theorem, band structure
Fermi liquid theory
Mott insulator transition
  Literature: N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, "Solid State Physics"
P. W. Anderson, "Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics", Addison-Wesley 1997
A. Altland & B. Simons, "Condensed Matter Field Theory",
Cambridge University Press 2006
M.P. Marder, "Condensed Matter Physics", John Wiley & Sons
J. M. Ziman: "Principles of Solid State Physics", Verlag Harry Deutsch 75
C. Kittel: "Quantum Theory of Solids", J. Wiley 63
  Comments: This course teaches basic concepts of condensed matter theory. The macroscopic manifestation of quantum mechanics leads to surprising properties of novel materials.
physics719  BCGS intensive week (Advanced Topics in High Energy Physics)
October 10th - 14th
  Instructor(s): E. von Törne
  Prerequisites: For the exercises, basic knowledge of C would be good
  Contents: BCGS Intensive Week, "From Hits to Higgs" - a Discovery Simulation for
Physics at the LHC
10-14. October, Conference room-II, Physikalisches Institut Bonn

This course will of interest both for students starting their master
studies, students who start their master project soon, Ph.D. students from other
fields of physics who wish to broaden their horizon. The BCGS intensive week aims
at providing a detailed insight of an LHC detector and the experiments that are
done with them to address important questions of fundamental physics today.

What does one need to know to analyse LHC data? While following these lines,
particular emphasis is given to
- the scientific and technical requirements of LHC detectors
- the physics of tracking and energy detectors
- the theoretical background of LHC physics (Standard Model + Higgs physics)
- the experimental methods to address these physics questions
Of course, not all topics can be addressed to depth within one week. Thus an
effort is made that students will receive an overview and understand the
most important mechanisms.

About half of the course is devoted to a hand-on project which will be
organized as a simulation game (planspiel). Participants will use toy data to
reconstruct proton proton collisions. Starting from uncalibrated hits we will create our
own algorithms and finally search for new physics at the LHC. Students will
learn several aspects of C++ and its applications in high energy physics.
  Comments: The course is an all-day workshop, starting on October 10 at 9:15. Students
from Cologne: There is a regional express train at 8:38 from Köln-Süd that brings
you to Bonn in time for the lecture. This train is free with your student ticket.
physics732 Optics Lab
4 to 6 weeks on agreement
  Instructor(s): F. Vewinger, M. Köhl, S. Linden, D. Meschede, M. Weitz
  Prerequisites: BSc
  Contents: The Optics Lab is a 4-6 week long practical training/internship in one of the research groups in Photonics and Quantum Optics, which can have several aspects:
- setting up a small experiment
- testing and understanding the limits of experimental components
- simulating experimental situations

Credit points can be obtained after completion of a written report.

  Literature: Will be given by the supervisor
  Comments: For arranging the topic and time of the internship, please contact the group leader of the group you are interested in directly. Please note that a lead time of a few weeks may occur, so contact the group early. In case you are unsure if/where you want to do the optics lab, please contact Frank Vewinger for information.
physics738 Lecture on Advanced Topics in Quantum Optics
Th 10-12, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): A. Alberti, D. Meschede
  Prerequisites: BSc, Quantum Mechanics
  Contents: The lecture will foster 3 topics:

1 - Fundamental Results and Applications of Cavity QED (CQED) (5 lectures)
2 - Topological States of Matter (5 lectures)
3 - Indistinguishability (4 lectures)

  Literature: - will be given later -
  Comments: 2 hours lecture
1 hour exercises (time slot to be fixed in first lecture)
physics740  Hands-on Seminar: Experimental Optics and Atomic Physics
Mo 9-11, IAP
  Dozent(en): M. Weitz u.M.
  Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optik- und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
  Inhalt: Diodenlaser
Optische Resonatoren
Akustooptische Modulatoren
und vieles mehr
  Literatur: wird gestellt
  Bemerkungen: Vorbesprechung am Montag, den 17.10.16, 9 c.t.,
Konferenzraum IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8
Auf Wunsch der Hörer kann das Hands-on Seminar wegen
Überlapp zu anderen Veranstaltungen eventuell auf
beispielsweise Freitagvormittag verschoben werden;
genaueres in der Vorbesprechung.

Seminartermine ab 24.10.16

physics7501 Advanced Quantum Field Theory
We 10-12, Th 9, SR II, HISKP
  Instructor(s): A. Rusetsky
  Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics 1+2, Quantum Field theory 1

  • Renormalization group and asymptotic behavior

  • Quantization of fields in the path integral formalism

  • Quantization of constrained systems: gauge fields

  • Symmetries and Ward identities

  • Anomalies

  • Renormalization in spontaneously broken theories


  1. M. Peskin and D. Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

  2. L.H. Ryder, Quantum Field Theory

  3. A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

  4. S. Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields II

  5. C. Itzykson and J.-B. Zuber, Quantum Field Theory

  6. T.-P. Cheng and L.-F. Li, Gauge theory of elementary particle physics

  7. L.-D. Faddeev and A.A. Slavnov, Gauge Fields: An Introduction To Quantum

physics753  Theoretical Particle Astrophysics
Mo 12-14, Tu 9, HS, HISKP
  Instructor(s): M. Drees
  Prerequisites: Knowledge of (relativistic) Quantum Mechanics, and basic knowledge of the Standard Model of particle physics, will be assumed. Knowledge of Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity is helpful, but not essential.
  Contents: Application of particle physics to astrophysical and cosmological problems. Emphasis will be on the physics of the early universe, basically the first few seconds (after inflation).
  Literature: Kolb and Turner, "The Early Universe", Addison Wesley
V. Mukhanov, Physical foundations of cosmology, Cambridge University Press
  Comments: Particle astrophysics works at the interface of traditional particle physics on the one hand, and astrophysics and cosmology on the other. This field has undergone rapid growth in the last one or two decades, and many fascinating questions remain to be answered.

physics7503  Selected Topics in Modern Condensed Matter Theory
We 14, Fr 12-14, HS I, PI
  Instructor(s): J. Kroha
  Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics I, e.g. physik420
Statistical Physics, e.g. physik521
  Contents: Over the past few years, research in condensed matter physics has witnessed several novel developments, which are revolutionizing our understanding of many-body systems. Among those developments are
- the simulation of many-body problems in ultracold atomic gas systems;
- quantum phase transitions as a means for realizing exotic states of matter;
- topological aspects of Hilbert space.
The course will discuss these developments and provide some of the necessary theoretical techniques.

Specific topics are:
- Feynman diagram technique;
- The method of slave fields for strong interactions;
- Phase transitions, critical phenomena, renormalization group method;
- Topological structure of the Hilbert space and consequences for the properties condensed matter systems. Topological insulators.
  Literature: R. D. Mattuck, A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the Many-Body Problem.
N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group.
B. A. Bernevig, Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors.
  Comments: The topics of this course are coordinated such that it can be taken in parallel to physics617 (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics).
physics772  Physics in Medicine: Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals
Mo 10-12, We 12, SR I, HISKP
  Instructor(s): G. Ansmann, K. Lehnertz
  Prerequisites: Bachelor
  Contents: Introduction to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems
- regularity, stochasticity, deterministic chaos, nonlinearity, complexity, causality, (non-)stationarity, fractals
- selected examples of nonlinear dynamical systems and their characteristics (model and real world systems)
- selected phenomena (e.g. noise-induced transition, stochastic resonance, self-organized criticality)
Time series analysis
- linear methods: statistical moments, power spectral estimates, auto- and cross-correlation function,
autoregressive modeling
- univariate and bivariate nonlinear methods: state-space reconstruction, dimensions, Lyapunov exponents,
entropies, determinism, synchronization, interdependencies, surrogate concepts, measuring non-stationarity
- nonlinear analysis of biomedical time series (EEG, MEG, EKG)
  Literature: M. Priestley: Nonlinear and nonstationary time series analysis, London, Academic Press, 1988.

H.G. Schuster: Deterministic chaos: an introduction. VCH Verlag Weinheim; Basel; Cambridge, New York, 1989

E. Ott: Chaos in dynamical systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1993

H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003

A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001
  Comments: Beginning: Mon, Oct 17, 10:00 ct
physics774  Electronics for Physicists
Tu 14, We 10-12, HS, HISKP
  Instructor(s): P.-D. Eversheim, C. Honisch
  Prerequisites: Elektronikpraktikum
  Contents: One of the "classic" abilities of an experimentalist is to build those instruments himself he needs but can not get otherwise. In this context the knowledge of electronics - in view of the growing electronics aided acquisition and control of experiments - becomes a key skill of an experimentalist.
The intention of this lecture is to enable the students by means of exemplary experiments to work out concepts to solutions for given problems. A focus of this lecture is to show that many of these solutions or concepts to solutions, respectively, are used in other fields of physics too (quantum mechanics, optics, mechanics, acoustics, . . .).

At the end of this lecture, the student should:
i) have an overview over the most common parts in electronics.
ii) be concious about the problems of handling electronic parts and assemblies.
iii) understand the concepts that allow an analysis and synthesis of the dynamic properties of systems.
  Literature: 1) The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill,
Cambridge University Press
- ”The practitioners bible” -
2) Elektronik für Physiker by K.-H. Rohe,
Teubner Studienbücher
- A short review in analogue electronics -
3) Laplace Transformation by Murray R. Spiegel,
McGraw-Hill Book Company
- A book you really can learn how to use and apply Laplace Transformations -
4) Entwurf analoger und digitaler Filter by Mildenberger,
- Applications of Laplace Transformations in analogue electronics -
5) Aktive Filter by Lutz v. Wangenheim,
- Comprehensive book on OP-Amp applications using the Laplace approach -
6) Mikrowellen by A.J.Baden Fuller,
- The classic book on RF and microwaves basics -
7) Physikalische Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik by Meyer / Pottel
- An interesting approach to explain RF behaviour by acoustic analogies -
physics776 Physics in Medicine: Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tu 14-16, Th 16, SR II, HISKP
  Instructor(s): T. Stöcker
  Prerequisites: Lectures Experimental Physics I-III (physik111-physik311)
  Contents: - Theory and origin of nuclear magnetic resonance (QM and semiclassical approach)
- Spin dynamics, T1 and T2 relaxation, Bloch Equations and the Signal Equation
- Gradient echoes and spin echoes and the difference between T2 and T2*
- On- and off-resonant excitation and the slice selection process
- Spatial encoding by means of gradient fields and the k-space formalism
- Basic imaging sequences and their basic contrasts, basic imaging artifacts
- Hardware components of an MRI scanner, accelerated imaging with multiple receiver
- Computation of signal amplitudes in steady state sequences
- The ultra-fast imaging sequence EPI and its application in functional MRI
- Basics theory of diffusion MRI and its application in neuroimaging
  Literature: - T. Stöcker: Scriptum zur Vorlesung
- E.M. Haacke et al, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design, John Wiley 1999
- M.T. Vlaardingerbroek, J.A. den Boer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Theory and Practice, Springer
- Z.P. Liang, P.C. Lauterbur, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective, SPIE 1999

physics652  Seminar Photonics/Quantum Optics
Mo 14-16, HS, IAP
  Instructor(s): D. Meschede
  Prerequisites: Bachelor education in physics, espcially quantum physics
  Contents: Seminar description:
This seminar will be about how quantum mechanics can be applied to modern research problems in the field of atomic, molecular, condensed matter and laser physics. In this research field, a strong theoretical and experimental/technical knowledge is required, which is why this seminar will cover both quantum theory and experimental quantum physics.
The seminar will be based on the book “The quantum mechanics solver” by J.-L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard (provided). In this book, each chapter gives a theoretical and experimental overview of selected topics (see below), including exercise questions. This provides a solid base for further exploration of the topic. Seminar attendees are required to select and present one of these topics in a 45min talk (+ discussions) and to actively contribute in discussions during the seminar. The preparation of the talk will require to recall the required theoretical background by solving the exercise questions as well as to understand experimental observations and techniques used. We will explicitly support the use of computer algebra systems (i.e. Mathematica) for preparing solutions and simulations. Furthermore, own literature research (research paper, books, …) will be required in order to set the chosen topic into context with more recent experiments in this research field.
Examples from the table of contents:

Particles and Atoms

Neutrino Oscillations, Atomic Clocks, Neutron Interferometry, Spectroscopic Measurement on a Neutron Beam, Analysis of a Stern-Gerlach Experiment, Measuring the Electron Magnetic Moment Anomaly, Decay of a Tritium Atom, The spectrum of Positronium, The Hydrogen Atom in Crossed Fields, Energy Loss of Ions in Matter.

Quantum Entanglement and Measurement

The EPR Problem and Bell’s inequality, Schrödingers Cat, Quantum Cryptography, Direct Observation of Field Quantization, Ideal Quantum Measurement, The Quantum Eraser, A Quantum Thermometer.

Complex Systems

Exact Results for the Three-Body Problem, Properties of a Bose-Einstein Condensate, Magnetic Excitons, A Quantum Box, Colored Molecular Ions, Hyperfine Structure in Electron Spin Resonance, Probing Matter with Positive Muons, Quantum Reflection of Atoms from a Surface, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Bloch Oscillations.
  Literature: “The quantum mechanics solver”
by J.-L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard, (Springer, Heidelberg 2000)

** available from the library as an e-book
** available at the IAP library (on shelf)
  Comments: Technical Organization:
- Participants freely choose a topic from the book by Basdevant/Dalibard (one topic/participant)
- At least 5 weeks of preparation with guidance by the lecturers are expected
- 45 min talks will present the concept, a problem, and an experimental verification
- A 2-page summary is requested for completion of the course before the end of the term
Credits: 4 cps on successful completion
physics655 Computational Physics Seminar on Analyzing Biomedical Signals
Mo 14-16, SR I, HISKP
  Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz, B. Metsch
  Prerequisites: Bachelor, basics of programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, C++, Pascal)
  Contents: - time series: chaotic model systems, noise, autoregressive processes, real world data
- generating time series: recursive methods, integration of ODEs
- statistical properties of time series: higher order moments, autocorrelation function, power spectra,
corsscorrelation function
- state-space reconstruction (Takens theorem)
- characterizing measures: dimensions, Lyapunov-exponents, entropies, testing determinism (basic
algorithms, influencing factors, correction schemes)
- testing nonlinearity: making surrogates, null hypothesis tests, Monte-Carlo simulation
- nonlinear noise reduction
- measuring synchronisation and interdependencies
  Literature: - H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd
ed., 2003
- A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001
- WH. Press, BP. Flannery, SA. Teukolsky, WT. Vetterling: Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific
Computing. Cambridge University Press
- see also: http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~tisean/ and http://www.nr.com/
  Comments: Location: Seminarraum I, HISKP
Time: Mo 14 - 16 and one lecture to be arranged
Beginning: Mo October 24 (preliminary discussion)
6818 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Polarisiertes Target / Laboratory in the Research Group: Polarized Target (D/E)
pr, ganztägig, Dauer n. Vereinb., PI
  Instructor(s): H. Dutz, S. Goertz u.M.
  Prerequisites: Basics in Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics.
  Contents: The intention is to provide an overview about the research topics of the working group to the participating students within 4 weeks.

Introduction to the following research activities:

Development of dedicated target cryostats, development of new types of so called internal superconducting magnets, research and diagnostics on new polarizable target materials, improvements in the field of NMR techniques for polarization measurement.
Students will have the oportunity to work on a small research project by their own and to give a final report to the group members.

  Literature: The lectures does not follow a particular text book. Recommendations on background literature will be provided during the course.
6821 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe (SiLab): Detector Development: Semiconductor pixel detectors, pixel sensors, FPGAs and ASIC Chips (Design and Testing) (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.uni-bonn.de),
whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during off-teaching terms, by appointment, PI
  Instructor(s): F. Hügging, H. Krüger, E. von Törne, N. Wermes u.M.
  Prerequisites: Lecture on detectors and electronics lab course (E-Praktikum)
  Contents: Research Internship:

Students shall receive an overview into the activities of a research group:

here: Development of Semiconductor Pixel Detectors and Micro-Electronics
  Literature: will be handed out
  Comments: early application necessary

6822 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe:
Proton-Proton-Collisions at the LHC (D/E)
lab, whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during off-teaching terms, by appointment, PI
  Instructor(s): M. Cristinziani, J. Kroseberg, T. Lenz, E. von Törne, N. Wermes
  Prerequisites: Lecture(s) on Particle Physics
  Contents: Within 4 weeks students receive an overview/insight of the research carried out in our research group.

Topics: Analyses of data taken with the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC
especially: Higgs and Top physics, tau-final states and b-tagging

The exact schedule depends on the number of applicants appearing at the same time.
  Literature: will be handed out
  Comments: Early application is required
Contacts: E. von Törne, T. Lenz, M. Cristinziani, J. Kroseberg, N. Wermes
6823 Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe:
Analysis of proton-proton (ATLAS) collisions.
pr, all day, 3-4 weeks, preferably in the semester break,
Applications to brock@physik.uni-bonn.de, PI
  Instructor(s): I. Brock u.M.
  Prerequisites: Introductory particle physics course
  Contents: Introduction to the current research activities of the group (physics analysis with data from ATLAS (LHC) and
ZEUS (HERA)), introduction to data analysis techniques for particle reactions, opportunity for original
research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.
  Literature: Working materials will be provided.
  Comments: The course aims to give interested students the opportunity for practical experience in our research group
and to demonstrate the application of particle physics experimental techniques.

Depending on the students' preferences the course will be given in German or in English.
6824 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Detektorentwicklung und Teilchenphysik an einem Elektron-Positron-Linearcollider / Laboratory in the Research Group: Detector Development and Particle Physics at an Electron-Positron Linear Collider (D/E)
pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen n. Vereinb., vorzugsweise in den Semesterferien, PI
  Instructor(s): K. Desch, P. Bechtle
  Prerequisites: Vorlesungen über Teilchenphysik
  Contents: In einem 4 wöchigen Praktikum wird den Studierenden die Möglichkeit gegeben

anhand eines eigenen kleinen Projektes einen Einblick in die Arbeitsweise

der experimentellen Hochenergiephysik zu bekommen.

Themen werden bei der Vorbesprechung vereinbart.

Möglichkeiten (Beispiele):

- Simluation von Prozessen am International Linear Collider

- Messungen an einer Zeitprojektionskammer
  Literature: wird ausgegeben
  Comments: Eine frühe Anmeldung ist erwünscht bei Prof. Desch, Dr. P. Bechtle oder Dr.
J. Kaminski
6826 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Neurophysik, Computational Physics, Zeitreihenanalyse
pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen, n. Vereinb., HISKP u. Klinik für Epileptologie
  Instructor(s): K. Lehnertz u.M.
  Prerequisites: basics of programming language (e.g. C, C++, Pascal, Python)
  Contents: This laboratory course provides insight into the current research activities of the Neurophysics group.

Introduction to time series analysis techniques for biomedical data, neuronal modelling, cellular neural networks. Opportunity for original research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.
  Literature: Working materials will be provided.
  Comments: Contact:

Prof. Dr. K. Lehnertz

email: klaus.lehnertz@ukb.uni-bonn.de
6833 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Aufbau und Test optischer und spektroskopischer Experimente, Erstellung von Simulationen / Laboratory in the Research Group: Setup and Testing of Optical and Spectroscopical Experiments, Simulation Programming (D/E)
pr, ganztägig, Dauer ca. 4-6 Wochen, n. Vereinb., IAP
  Instructor(s): D. Meschede u.M.
  Prerequisites: Two years of physics studies (undergraduate/ bachelor program)
  Contents: Practical training in the research group can have several aspects:

--- setting up a small experiment
--- testing and understanding the limits of experimental components
--- simulating experimental situations
--- professional documentation

The minimum duration is 30 days, or 6 weeks.
  Literature: will be individually handed out
  Comments: Projects are always available. See our website.
6834 Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Vorbereitung und Durchführung optischer und atomphysikalischer Experimente, Mitwirkung an Forschungsprojekten der Arbeitsgruppe / Laboratory in the Research Group: Preparation and conduction of optical and atomic physics experiments, Participation at research projects of the group (D/E)
pr, ganztägig, 2-6 Wochen n. Vereinb., IAP
  Dozent(en): M. Weitz u.M.
  Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse: Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik
  Inhalt: Studenten soll frühzeitig die Möglichkeit geboten werden, an aktuellen Forschungsthemen aus dem Bereich der experimentellen Quantenoptik mitzuarbeiten: Ultrakalte atomare Gase, Bose-Einstein-Kondensation, kollektive photonische Quanteneffekte. Die genaue Themenstellung des Praktikums erfolgt nach Absprache.
  Literatur: wird gestellt
  Bemerkungen: Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe:

astro841  Radio astronomy: tools, applications, and impacts
Tu 16, Th 16-18, Raum 0.012, AIfA
Exercises arranged by appointment
  Instructor(s): U. Klein
  Prerequisites: introduction to astronomy, electrodynamics, interstellar medium
1. Introduction
astrophysics and radio astronomy

2. Single-dish telescopes
Cassegrain and Gregory foci
geometries and ray tracing
antenna diagrams
antenna parameters

3. Fourier optics
Fourier transform
aperture – farfield relations
spatial frequencies and filtering
power pattern
convolution and sampling
resolving power

4. Influence of earth’s atmosphere
ionosphere, troposphere
plasma frequency
Faraday rotation
refraction, scintillation
absorption / emission
radiation transport

5. Receivers
total-power and heterodyne systems
system temperature
antenna temperature, sensitivity
Dicke-, correlation receiver
hot-cold calibration

6. Wave propagation in conductors
coaxial cables, waveguides
matching, losses
quasi optics

7. Backend
continuum, IF-polarimeter
filter spectrometer
acousto-optical spectrometer
pulsar backend

8. mm and submm techniques
telescope parameters and observables
atmosphere, calibration, chopper wheel
error beam
SIS receivers

9. Single-dish observing techniques
on-off, cross-Scan, Raster
continuous mapping, OTF, fast scanning
frequency-switching, wobbling technique

10. Data analysis
sampling theorem
multi-beam observations
image processing, data presentation

11. Interferometry basics
aperture - image plane
complex visibility
delay tracking
fringe rotation

12. Imaging
Fourier inversion
cleaning techniques
zero-spacing correction

13. VLBI
station requirements
calibration and imaging
retarded baselines

14. Spectroscopy
XF and FX correlation
data cubes

15. Polarimetry
cross dipoles
circular feeds
spurious polarization

16. Future developments and science
projects, telescopes
impacts: ISM, IGM, cosmology ...
  Literature: Lecture Notes (fully spelled-out text, for free, handed out in the class)
astro8503 Radio and X-Ray Observations of Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Fr 13-15, Raum 0.008, AIfA
Exercises/lab course arranged by appointment
  Instructor(s): T. Reiprich, Y. Zhang
  Prerequisites: Introduction to astronomy.
  Contents: Introduction into the evolution of the universe and the theoretical background of dark matter and dark
energy tests.
Optical, radio, and X-ray studies of clusters of galaxies.
Cosmic microwave background.
HI observations prior and during the epoch of re-ionization.
High redshift supernovae.
Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect.
LOFAR/SKA technology and observations.
Warm Hot Intergalactic medium.
Cosmology with clusters of galaxies.
  Literature: The lecture notes will be distributed during the course.
astro8531  The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems
Mo 15-18, Raum 0.012, AIfA
Exercises arranged by appointment
  Instructor(s): P. Kroupa
  Prerequisites: Vordiploma or BSc in physics
  Contents: Stars form in groups or clusters that are far denser than galactic fields. Understanding the dynamical processes within these dense stellar systems is therefore important for understanding the properties of stellar populations of galaxies. The contents of this course are:

Fundamentals of stellar dynamics: distribution function, collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equations, Focker-Planck equation, dynamical states,
relaxation, mass segregation, evaporation, ejection, core collapse.
Formal differentiation between star clusters and galaxies.
Binary stars as energy sinks and sources.
Star-cluster evolution.
Cluster birth, violent relaxation.
Birth of dwarf galaxies.
Galactic field populations.
  Literature: 1) Lecture notes will be provided.
2) J. Binney, S. Tremaine: Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press 1988)
3) D. Heggie, P. Hut: The gravitational million-body problem (Cambridge University Press 2003)
4) Initial Conditions for Star Clusters:
5) The stellar and sub-stellar IMF of simple and composite populations:
6) The universality hypothesis: binary and stellar populations in star clusters and galaxies:

  Comments: Aims: To gain a deeper understanding of stellar dynamics, and of the birth, origin and properties of stellar populations and the fundamental building blocks of galaxies. See the webpage for details.

Start: Monday, 17.10.2016, 15:15
astro856 Quasars and Microquasars
Th 13-15, Raum 0.01, MPIfR
  Instructor(s): M. Massi
  Contents: Stellar-mass black holes in our Galaxy mimic many of the phenomena seen in quasars but at much shorter timescales. In these lectures we present and discuss how the simultaneous use of multiwavelength observations has allowed a major progress in the understanding of the accretion/ejection phenomenology.

1. Microquasars and Quasars
Stellar evolution, white dwarf, neutron star, BH

2. Accretion power in astrophysics
Nature of the mass donor: Low and High Mass X-ray Binaries
Accretion by wind or/and by Roche lobe overflow
Eddington luminosity
Mass function: neutron star or black hole ?

3. X-ray observations
Temperature of the accretion disc and inner radius
Spectral states
Quasi Periodic Oscillations (QPO)

4. Radio observations
Single dish monitoring and VLBI
Superluminal motion (review, article)
Doppler Boosting
Synchrotron radiation
Plasmoids and steady jet

5. AGN
  Comments: http://www3.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#microquasars1
6957  IMPRS-Seminar
Mo 13-14, MPIfR, HS 0.01
  Instructor(s): R. Mauersberger
  Prerequisites: Doctoral candidate in Astronomy
  Contents: In this seminar, doctoral candidates give 20 min. status reports on their thesis work about once a year. A presentation is followed by a scientific discussion. All participants provide feedback on the presentation technique using a standardized format.
  Literature: J. Kuchner: Marketing for Scientists, Island Press
6952  Seminar on theoretical dynamics
Fr 14-16, Raum 3.010, AIfA
  Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
  Prerequisites: Diploma/masters students and upwards
  Contents: Formation of planetray and stellar systems
Stellar populations in clusters and galaxies
Processes governing the evolution of stellar systems
  Literature: Current research papers.
6954  Seminar on galaxy clusters
Th 15-17, Raum 0.006, AIfA
  Instructor(s): T. Reiprich, Y. Zhang
  Prerequisites: Introduction to astronomy.
  Contents: The students will report about up to date research work on galaxy clusters based on scientific papers.
  Literature: Will be provided.
6961  Seminar on stars, stellar systems, and galaxies
Di 16-17:30, Raum 3.010, AIfA
  Instructor(s): P. Kroupa, J. Pflamm-Altenburg
  Prerequisites: 10th semester and upwards
  Contents: Current research problems
  Literature: Current research papers
  Comments: Students and postdocs meet once a week for a presentation and discussion of a relevant recent and published research results.